Definitions for MAPmæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mapmæp(n.; v.)mapped, map•ping.

  1. (n.)a representation, usu. on a flat surface, of selected features of all or a part of the earth or a portion of the heavens, shown in their respective relationships according to some convention of representation.

  2. any maplike delineation or representation.

  3. Ref: function (def. 4a). 4 1

  4. (v.t.)to represent on or as if on a map.

  5. to sketch or plan (often fol. by out).

  6. Math. to match (an element of a set) with another element in the same or another set.

    Category: Math

  7. on the map,into prominence:

    The casino put our town on the map.

    Category: Idiom

Idioms for map:

  1. off the map,out of existence:

    Cities were wiped off the map.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of map:

1520–30; < ML mappa(mundī) map (of the world), L mappanapkin



  1. modified American plan.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. map(noun)

    a diagrammatic representation of the earth's surface (or part of it)

  2. function, mathematical function, single-valued function, map, mapping(verb)

    (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

  3. map(verb)

    make a map of; show or establish the features of details of

    "map the surface of Venus"

  4. map(verb)

    explore or survey for the purpose of making a map

    "We haven't even begun to map the many galaxies that we know exist"

  5. map(verb)

    locate within a specific region of a chromosome in relation to known DNA or gene sequences

    "map the genes"

  6. map, map out(verb)

    plan, delineate, or arrange in detail

    "map one's future"

  7. map(verb)

    depict as if on a map

    "sorrow was mapped on the mother's face"

  8. map, represent(verb)

    to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. map(noun)æp

    a drawing that shows all the features of a town, region, country, etc.

    a map of the world; I'll drive and you read the map.

  2. map(verb)æp

    to make a map of a place

    Explorers mapped the area in detail.

  3. mapæp

    to find and record the positions of the different parts of sth

    They have mapped the locations of genes.


  1. map(Noun)

    A visual representation of an area, whether real or imaginary.

  2. map(Noun)

    A function.

    The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always maps.

  3. map(Noun)

    A continuous function.

  4. map(Noun)

    A diagram of components of an item.

  5. map(Noun)

    The butterfly Araschnia levana.

  6. map(Noun)

    Someone's face.

  7. map(Verb)

    To create a visual representation of a territory, etc. via cartography.

  8. map(Verb)

    To inform someone of a particular idea.

  9. map(Verb)

    To act as a function on.

    f maps A to B, mapping uE0006587uE001 to uE0006588uE001.

  10. map(Verb)

    To act as a continuous function on.

    The discrete topology is always continuous, therefore functions with discrete domains are always mappings.

  11. Origin: Shortening of mapemounde 'world map', mapemonde, from mappa mundi, compound of mappa 'napkin, cloth' and mundus 'world', mappa borrowed from (compare Talmudic Hebrew maffa, contraction of menafa 'fluttering banner'). More at mundane.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Map(noun)

    a representation of the surface of the earth, or of some portion of it, showing the relative position of the parts represented; -- usually on a flat surface. Also, such a representation of the celestial sphere, or of some part of it

  2. Map(noun)

    anything which represents graphically a succession of events, states, or acts; as, an historical map

  3. Map(verb)

    to represent by a map; -- often with out; as, to survey and map, or map out, a county. Hence, figuratively: To represent or indicate systematically and clearly; to sketch; to plan; as, to map, or map out, a journey; to map out business


  1. Map

    A map is a visual representation of an area – a symbolic depiction highlighting relationships between elements of that space such as objects, regions, and themes. Many maps are static two-dimensional, geometrically accurate representations of three-dimensional space, while others are dynamic or interactive, even three-dimensional. Although most commonly used to depict geography, maps may represent any space, real or imagined, without regard to context or scale; e.g. brain mapping, DNA mapping and extraterrestrial mapping.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. map

    A graphic representation, usually on a plane surface and at an established scale, of natural or artificial features on the surface of a part or the whole of the Earth or other planetary body. The features are positioned relative to a coordinate reference system. See also chart index; chart series; chart sheet; large-scale map; map chart; map index; map series; map sheet; medium-scale map; situation map; small-scale map; tactical map; topographic map.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2594

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2921

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MAP' in Nouns Frequency: #824

Anagrams of MAP

  1. amp, AMP, APM, MPA, pam, Pam, PAM

  2. MPA

  3. amp, AMP

  4. pam, Pam, PAM

  5. APM

Translations for MAP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a drawing or plan, in outline, of (any part of) the surface of the earth, with various features shown (usually roads, rivers, seas, towns etc)

a map of the world; a road map.

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